Atkinson is a town in Pender County, North Carolina in the United States. At the 2000 census, the town population was 236. It is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Atkinson is located at 34°31′40″N 78°10′12″W / 34.52778°N 78.17°W / 34.52778; -78.17 (34.527725, -78.169913).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.